Natural Beauty

I've never been one to drop big bucks at the beauty counter in the department store but as I've gotten older, I've started to wonder if maybe I should.  But, who am I kidding, I'm too cheap for that and I really don't feel it's necessary when you can treat your body right with the items in your own kitchen.  In the spirit of aging gracefully, here are a few beauty DIY's I've gathered from various sources online.

lemon sage body polish
calming facial mists
shea body butter
oil pulling

Oil pulling via Henry Happened

Have you heard of oil pulling or tried it yet?  It seems to be all the rage and I can't wait to hear what my dentist has to say when I show up for my next cleaning.  It requires 20 minutes of swishing coconut oil around in your mouth once or twice a day.  I can only manage to do it at night since my mornings are filled with "Get dressed!" "What do you want for breakfast?" "Stop blowing bubbles into your juice." "That's the wrong foot but if it feels okay you can wear them like that." "What, you don't like pancakes?  You liked them yesterday." Blah, blah, blah. Anyway... it's kind of tricky being a mom with a mouth full of coconut oil, as you can imagine.